“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labour] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” (Romans 8:28, AMP).
If there is one thing you must see differently this year, it is challenges. Challenges are a part of the package deal to achieving our goals. Any goal/dream/vision that is void of challenge is not a meaningful one in the first place. So expect them, a lot of them.
Let me tell you how God works sometimes. Let’s say for instance you are asking God for a cake. Instead of giving a cake, he starts with giving you flour. Later he gives you sugar, another time he gives butter. Subsequently he gives eggs, until all the items for baking a cake are complete.
God’s idea is that you build the capacity to be able to produce for yourself what you ask of Him. He loves to show us how He creates things. He wants us to be co-creators with Him. Isn’t that awesome? So when it looks like things are not working out well, or your expectations are not coming forth the way you wanted, know that God is working out all things for your good.
Just love God, stick to your calling and live out your purpose. You will never be disadvantaged in that path. God is more interested in forming in us His very image. That’s why sometimes He takes us through a process of creation. See challenges, delays and disappointments differently. They have been designed to work for your good. Great year ahead my friend. #BeInspired.